Lay Non-Executive Director

CILEx Regulation is the independent regulator for Chartered Legal Executives, committed to proportionate, risk-based regulation in a rapidly changing legal services environment and to widening access to the legal profession.  This role offers the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the future of legal regulation in the public and consumer interest.


We are looking for someone with previous non-executive board (level) experience who is able to demonstrate an ability to think strategically and to work effectively within a small, collaborative non-executive and executive team.

We will be looking for professional experience relevant to the role such as a strong understanding of professional regulation, consumer protection, accessibility and diversity, education including legal education, or the use of technology in service delivery.

The Lay Board Member will be remunerated at £8.4k per annum for an estimated 24 days per year. The appointment will start in January 2021 for three years, extendable by agreement for a further three years. Candidate’s must not be or have been legal practitioners or work in the legal profession. The split between virtual and in-person meetings is likely to be roughly 50/50.

The Board currently consists of three lay members (including the Chair) and two professional members and has overall responsibility for our strategy, performance and delivering our statutory responsibilities.

A candidate brief about the role, the organisation and our goals plus the application forms can be found below:

Application form (PDF)

Application form (Word)

E&D, Reasonable Adjustments and rehabilitation of offenders form (PDF)

E&D, Reasonable Adjustments and rehabilitation of offenders form (Word)

Lay NED Candidate Brief

Completed applications should be sent to Please note CVs alone cannot be accepted. No agencies please.


Applications close at 23:59 Sunday 13 September 2020 

Final interview date: w/c 19 October


If you have any questions in relation to the role please contact Rebecca Kemish, PA to the Chair and Chief Executive:

CILEx Regulation is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all applicants regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, or socio-economic background.  If you have a disability or for any other reason are seeking a reasonable adjustment to the recruitment process, please